This is what our attendees say about AgVantage National Conferences:
"They put in many hours creating labs so that we can work there and ask questions as we try out new features. We work hard to get ready to be away from our daily jobs, and play catch up when we return, but it is such a valuable tool for us and I am so glad that we were able to make the time to attend."
- Kim Meyer, Controller, United Quality, New Town, ND, commenting on our '17 National Conferece, her 8th conference.
"Everything was wonderful. I got all of my questions answered and am taking some great info back to work."
"I liked the variety of speakers, sessions, menu items, and networking opportunities. This is a great conference.
(2017 National Conference Attendee Comment)
"So much fun, great people, and awesome classes. Sad it's over!"
"Speakers were excellent!
(2016 National Conference Attendee Comment)
"Flexible offerings...a lot of good topics."
(2015 National Conference Attendee Comment)
"Best overall conference yet!"
(2014 National Conference Attendee Comment)
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receive reminder notifications
of events that are about to happen, take
surveys, learn about sponsor products,
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You must be registered with the conference with an email to access the APP.
Anyone that attended February's Executive Conference will already have access to the National Conference APP.
Tuesday, June 18th
Early Registration & Welcome Reception 8:00-9:30pm
Early Registration & Welcome Reception.
This reception is a great chance to network, pick up your name badge, and grab a snack. This event will be held in the Riverside Meeting Room, 1st floor of the Hilton; just to the right of the hotel restaurant. Spouse/guest welcome.
Wednesday, June 19th
Dinner Buffet & Super Hero Casino Night 6:15-9:30pm
Social & Dinner Buffet
Batmobile Photo Opportunities
Casino - Blackjack, Texas Hold'em, Big Six Wheel, etc... Prizes and Costume Contest (optional)
Prize for best dressed up Super Hero is a ride in the Batmobile, depending on weather as the car has no roof! (You can even make up your own Super Hero if you want!)
Thursday, June 20th
Exploring the Twin Cities Brewery & Food Tasting Tours 5-10:00pm
Optional Pre-Tour Appetizers & Drinks for those who would like to get an early networking start! Meet in the Ballroom for some fun with the whole group prior to setting out in buses. (Or just show up at 5:45 when the buses are boarding)
Organize into groups depending upon which tour you selected during conference registration. The food tours each include enough food for a meal.
Buses Depart. Tours will begin at 6:30 or so, and will be done at 9:30pm.
Arrive at the Hilton.
*Chose between the following three tours when registering for the conference:
Tour #1 Brewery Tours
Join us for an evening of fun on this guided brewery tour and experience the craft beer boom! Twin Cities now features over 50 plus craft breweries! This tour includes 3 amazing breweries that are the latest and hoppin' places in town where you will enjoy a pint of beer of your choice at each brewery. You will be given the opportunity to taste flagship, seasonal and local favorites on this tour plus a Behind the Scene Tour back in the production room of a brewery. Dinner will also be included that will feature pizza from a local pizzeria plus side salad and a sweet treat. Cheers! What is better then craft beer and local pizza. (no walking, you will be bused to each brewery)
Tour #2 Heart of Minneapolis (Downtown) Tour
Join us as we weave our way through the skyscrapers of downtown Minneapolis on a food adventure to 4-5 local restaurants! We will stroll through the "Broadway" Theatre District and view a building that set the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest structure ever moved on rubber-wheeled dollies. Enjoy VIP service at some of the newest and hottest award winning restaurants downtown. You will also sample and learn the art of local beer making with a local brewery. (non-alcoholic drink alternative, please note during registration) The tour includes seeing the Minneapolis skyscraper that was modeled after the Washington Monument, visiting the tallest building in Minneapolis. Along the way we will also visit quaint eateries that have pride in local ownership; including a favorite since 1932. Learn the secrets behind the great food you are enjoying. You'll leave the tour with a tasty experience of some of the best food finds Minneapolis has to offer all while learning history of downtown and soaking in the local culture.
(less than a mile walk)
Tour #3 Minneapolis Riverwalk Tour
Hungry for an off the beaten path Minneapolis food experience? Join us as we explore one of the city's trendy and historical neighborhoods, the Mill District and St. Anthony on Main in Northeast Minneapolis. You'll enjoy strolling along on this food walking tour sampling food at local restaurant (enough food for dinner) and seeing Minneapolis’s historical sights.
Your experience will include local food at 4-5 restaurants with historical sites that include Mill City Museum, Guthrie Theater, the oldest street in Minneapolis and gorgeous views of St. Anthony Falls; as we walk along the Stone Arch Bridge over the mighty Mississippi River.
Come join this tour and learn about the history of these historical neighborhoods. Taste and chat with other food-loving guests and leave the tour with an appreciation for these distinct neighborhoods that most tourists never see!
(2 mile walk)
Tour choices 2 & 3 typically include one craft beer tasting, along with your food tasting. If you prefer a beverage that is non-alcoholic, please specify during registration. Also, if you have food restrictions, please note those and they will be acoomodated, if available. If you want to go on the brewery tour, but you don't drink beer, most places will have root beer or some alternative. State your preference when you register.
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul
Airport Mall Of America
3800 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN 55425
The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America hotel offers complimentary transportation to and from Mall of America. We are situated in a prime location near all of Bloomington, MN attractions as well as the Light Rail that connects Bloomington to downtown Minneapolis.
You’ll appreciate our natural surroundings such as the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge as well as our spacious rooms, modern accommodations and world-class customer service.
Room reservations are now available.
The special room rate will be available until July 29th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Click HERE to make your room reservation.
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Professional Speaker & Humorist
Stop Acting Your Age - An Enternatining Keynote to Help You Avoid Generational Warfare!
Prior to becoming a professional speaker, Matt worked in various leadership roles in marketing, employee retention, and management.
If you’ve listened to any other discussion about generational issues at work, then you’ve undoubtedly been told there are four distinct generations operating side-by-side in today’s working world. You’ve then been told the differences between those four generations, and then you’ve been told (although probably not in these exact words) that you need to just deal with all these different people, because they’re not going away and they’re not going to change how they operate. If that advice suits you, fantastic.
However, if you’ve ever been frustrated by how impossible it seems to employ four different strategies to manage four distinct generations, and if you’ve ever felt like you’re the only one who’s being asked to make any changes, then this keynote is for you! In this hysterical keynote, you’ll learn a simpler way of looking at your own generational picture, and you’ll also learn how to understand, recognize, and resolve every generational issue facing today’s workforce. This keynote will tell you why everyone wants the different things they do. It’s an important distinction, and it will make implementing new solutions easier than you ever thought possible. So get ready to laugh more and learn more because improving your generational issues doesn’t have to be boring.
• Understand the key cultural, technological, and social changes that have conspired to create a disconnect between team members from these two generations
• Strategies to address and eliminate problems caused by the disconnect mentioned above
• Inspire a healthier, more robust work ethic in your younger employees (and your older ones, too)
• Inspire a healthier, more robust attitude toward change in your older employees (and your younger ones, too)
*Matt will be teaching the first class of the day on Wednesday at 11:00.
former TV Journalist & Award Winning Author
Lessons From A Lima Bean - Adapting To Change
The only thing constant in life is change, yet as human beings we resist change, and often suffer our way through transition and loss. But what if we could learn to deal with change in a way that also allows us to find joy?
In this candid, visual and inspirational talk, former KARE 11-TV journalist and award-winning author Roxane Battle shares how she transitioned out of a high-profile television career into a new life, how she found joy in the process, and what we can all learn about change from a lima bean. Yes, a lima bean! You won’t want to miss this highly-engaging keynote.
Roxane Battle’s recently published memoir, Pockets of Joy: Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free (Whitaker House 2017), became an Amazon best seller in multiple categories. As a contributing writer, Roxane was named an Architect of Change on mariashriver.com, has been featured on the cover of Working Mother and profiled in Ebony national magazines, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press.
*Roxane will be teaching the first class of the day on Thursday at 9:30.